KILIMANJARO CLIMB TANZANIA TOUR THROUGH THE MARANGU ROUTE, 5 DAYS.
Our Kilimanjaro Climb Tanzania’s expedition starts with a transfer to the Marangu gate where the altitude to gain this day is between 1700metres to the Mandara hut at 2740 metres above sea level. Trekking the mount Kilimanjaro with our porters, guides and the climbing party, we walk through moss vegetation as well as through some alpine forests before arriving for lunch at the Mandara hut. Should the climbing party wish, there is a possibility of doing a side trek to the Maundi Crater where you would be able to see the distant Kibo peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and opposite areas on northern Tanzania. The mountain chef then prepares a side trip to Maundi Crater a vantage point to the views of the Northern part of Tanzania. .
Morning breakfast provided by the support staff and later, climb from the Mandara hut at an altitude of 2,740metre. Then ascend to the Next hut the Horombo hut at 3,700m starts as early as 08:00 am where the Five to six hours on a 15 kilometer stretch through the rain forest sector gets us climbing through sections of heath and Giant Lobelias trekking on the clear moorlands enroute to the Horombo area. On good weather days, this stretch provides very clear views of the Mount Kibo and the Mawenzi peaks. We check into the Horombo Hut in the early afternoon and then have enough time for acclimatization. Meals and overnight at the Horombo Hut. (2740 meters).
Day 3. Final hut on ascent
Morning breakfast and start the elevation of about 1,00 metres from the Horombo Hut 3700m to the Kibo Hut 4700m. This is an approximate climb from 12,100 feet to 15,400 feet.We ascend through the last water points climbing through the heath and groundsels across the Kibo and Mawenzi saddles of the Mountain. The vegetation thins out as we climb towards the peaks and only rocky outcrops will be seen. Your mountain guides and cook will prepare an early dinner before the short night which ends towards midnight as you overnight at the Kibo hut. (4700 meters).
Day 4 Kilimanjaro peak climbing
Your Mountain guide will give a wake up call with any of your preference of either hot chocolate, tea or coffee with snacks. Later, prepare the climbing gear and have the porters load up for the final ascent to the highest point in Africa The morning walk gets everyone warmed up before starting the climb towards the glaciers towards Gilman’s point where the early morning sunrise offers a glimpse of the beautiful Uhuru peaks.
The highest point in Africa is the next stop as you ascend to the Uhuru Peaks arriving at 19,340 feet above sea level. On this walk, you will require a flash light, snow goggles or sun glasses, not forgetting to carry warm clothing due to the freezing conditions. You will have some time to take pictures at the Uhuru peaks before starting the descent to Kibo hut where breakfast will be ready. The descent continues to the Horombo hut where you have your meals and overnight.
Day 5: Descend and out
Thereafter, breakfast and commence your descent from the Horombo hut for the final leg of the trip. Then descend all the way down through the moorland, Giant Lobelia and forested glades where monkeys and birds frequent. The climb finally ends with arrival at Marangu park offices. Pick up by your safari vehicle and then dropped off in Moshi or Arusha.
Safari price or cost of the Kilimanjaro climb Tanzania
Depends of size of the climbing party.
A minimum group size of two persons starts at
Price per person sharing starts from US$1299 and above
Climbing program and transfers are based on the following:
The price for the Marangu option is inclusive of:
- Private vehicle transfers from Arusha or Airport,
- National Park entrances,
- Guide fees, rescue fees,
- Mountain portage,
- Mountain base of hut night stays with meal plan as indicated,
- pre climb overnights at the hotels as per program.
The Kilimanjaro climb Tanzania on the Marangu does not include:
- Day rooms
- Meals on listed
- Gratuities and tipping,
- sleeping mats and bags, for hygiene reasons,
- beverages on the climb and other personal expenditure.
Useful information and facts about the Kilimanjaro trekking Tanzania:
The highest point in Africa, the Mount Kilimanjaro Kibo peak at an altitude of almost 6,000 metres above sea level. At the Uhuru peaks, climbers enjoy a unique walking experience of Mountain climbing in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro national park.
The mountain comprises of land forms formulated as a result of volcanic activity millions of year ago. Many features including the calderas, volcanic cones and extinct vents feature during the hiking tour in the Mountains.
The climbing expeditions into the Kilimanjaro are conducted by the National park service led by a team of experienced guides. Porters and support staff lead climbs into the mountains following a mapped out trail in the ranges through scenic points. Mountain vegetation includes Giant Lobelia, everlasting flower, heath, tussocks, tropical rain forest bledning into the snow glaciers at the Equator.